Friday, 7 May 2010

Ten reasons why we shouldn’t dismiss proximity talks

Filed under: Middle East — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 15:15 PDT

The broad agreement to launch “proximity talks” between Israelis and Palestinians this week has been widely dismissed as a gesture without much hope or substance. That may be too pessimistic and too early a conclusion. The talks, in which George Mitchell will shuttle between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, may include some intriguing elements that are worth watching, especially vis-à-vis the US and its views on a permanent peace settlement.

Here are my top 10 reasons why we should not dismiss the proximity talks so quickly…

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